If it seems like vacations aren't as rejuvenating as they used to be, maybe it's because more people are spending more time working when they're off the clock. Or so say a couple of new polls.
Almost 60% of respondents to a survey out today say taking a vacation doesn't relieve their stress. And more than a quarter say they're even more stressed when they return to work after taking time off.
The survey of 1,000 workers (both bosses and underlings) in a range of professions was conducted by Fierce, Inc., a leadership development and training company.
he findings are in line with a related survey reported in Talent Management Magazine earlier this month that says more than half of U.S. employees say they will work during their summer vacation. The majority of the 2,000-plus workers queried said they'd be reading emails, taking phone calls and various other work-related tasks while on vacation. That's up 6% from a similar survey last year by the Harris Poll/Adweek.
Other findings from the Fierce, Inc. survey:
-- 41.6 % of workers check in with the office at least every other day.
-- 6.5 % check in multiple times per day while on vacation.
-- Only 25.8% of respondents completely pull the plug on office contact while vacationing.
How about you?